East Tennesse superior within the SoCon Championship and Navy and American moved on within the Patriot League as NCAA Division I girls’s volleyball postseason play bought underway Tuesday.
On this report, we’ve got the recaps, the AVCA information of the week, and what you want to know within the Energy 5 conferencees — the ACC, Massive 12, Massive Ten, Pac-12 and SEC — as their respective common seasons head into the ultimate 10 days.
There have already been three coach firings — two on Tuesday — and we’ve got the information.
First a have a look at Wednesday’s schedule.
There are three Massive 12 matches and all contain ranked groups. Texas, the No. 7 crew within the VolleyballMag.com Super 16 Media Poll, is dwelling for Iowa State; AVCA No. 17 Kansas is dwelling for No. 23 Baylor; and No. 21 Houston, which has received seven in row, longest streak within the Massive 12, is dwelling for surging TCU.
Within the SEC, VBM No. 10 Arkansas goes to Ole Miss and Auburn is at Mississippi State.
The lone Massive Ten match has Ohio State at Illinois.
There are six Missouri matches, together with league-leading Northern Iowa, which already received the regular-season title, dwelling for second-place Drake.
There’s MACtion as groups jockey for tourney place, however not top-seeded Western Michigan, which performs at NIU. WMU (27-2, 17-0) has received 17 in a row.
The Ohio Valley race, coming all the way down to the wire, has 5 matches. Jap Illinois is a recreation up on Southeast Missouri and is dwelling for Western Illinois, whereas SEMO is dwelling for Lindenwood.
In The Summit League, South Dakota — which beat South Dakota State in 5 Tuesday — and Omaha are tied for lead at 12-4 and Kansas Metropolis and Denver are at 11-4. Kansas Metropolis is dwelling for St. Thomas and Denver performs host to Oral Roberts. If each win, good luck with that four-way tiebreaker to determine seeding for the convention event that begins Sunday.
The Solar Belt Championship will get moving into Foley, Alabama, as Arkansas State performs Georgia State and App State performs Louisiana-Monroe.
Wish to watch? Now we have the conference-by-conference schedule with viewing hyperlinks for any match that’s being proven in our VolleyballMag.com TV & Streaming Listings.
AVCA POLL: Just like the VBM Tremendous 16, there was loads of motion this week. Nebraska stayed No. 1, however Stanford moved up two spots to second, Wisconsin dropped to No. 3, Louisville is up a notch to fourth, and Texas dropped two spots to No .5.
Auburn dropped out and Florida State moved in at No. 25.
Click on right here for the complete AVCA Division I Women’s Volleyball Poll.
AVCA POW: The AVCA nationwide participant of the week is Olivia Babcock of Pittsburgh. The freshman proper aspect had 15 kills with no errors in 23 assaults, hitting .623 in a sweep at Georgia Tech in a key ACC victory for the Panthers. She added two aces, 4 blocks and three digs.
COACHING CAROUSEL: Add Jacksonville and Lamar to the record. In case you missed it, Seattle U made a change and you may examine it within the WAC part of Tuesday’s conference-by-conference breakdown. The hyperlink is on the finish of this story.
Jacksonville fired Maggie Johnson after 4 seasons, 9-19 this 12 months, 6-10 within the ASUN.
Jacksonville has been to the NCAA Event 4 instances, in 2004, 2013, 2014, and within the spring 2021 season. Jacksonville mentioned in a information launch: “Jordan Armstrong has been named performing head coach whereas a nationwide seek for the following head coach begins instantly.”
Lamar fired Brandon Crisp after two years during which his groups went 11-47. Lamar “will start a nationwide seek for his substitute,” it mentioned. The Cardinals, 2-27 this 12 months, 2-16 within the Southland Convention, has been to the NCAA Event 4 instances, the final in 2008.
RECAPS: The SoCon tourney bought underway as eighth-seeded ETSU (6-22) knocked out ninth-seeded UNC Greensboro (1-27) as Briana Cantrell had 12 kills and Jenna Forster 11. Motion continues Friday with quarterfinals …
Within the Patriot League Championship, third-seeded American (19-10) swept No. 6 Loyola Maryland (11-16) and fifth-seeded Navy (18-8) swept Bucknell (15-11). American’s Zeynep Uzen had 10 kills and Loyola hit .021; Jamie Llewellyn led Navy with 10 kills. The PL tourney continues with semifinals Friday when American performs second-seeded Military and Navy faces No. 1 Colgate …
Lengthy Seaside State swept its Massive West match at UC San Diego behind 17 kills from Elise Agi … South Dakota bought 21 kills from Kylen Sealock because the Coyotes received in 5 at South Dakota State to remain tied for first in The Summit League. SDSU’s Sydni Schetnan had 18 kills with two errors in 28 assaults to hit .571 and had 5 blocks, two solo … Additionally in The Summit, North Dakota beat visiting North Dakota State in 5 … UNLV swept its Mountain West match at San Jose State because the Rebels hit .393. Dakota Quinlan had 10 kills with one error in 15 swings and Jordyn Freeman had 10 with two errors in 17 assaults.
Energy 5 breakdown
Because the common season heads into the ultimate 10 days, and with the NCAA bracket announcement set for Sunday, November 24, we proceed our have a look at the place everybody stands. The RPI numbers are from NCAA.com, which was final up to date Sunday.
The ACC has been one thing else this season. Florida State (20-8, 14-2, RPI 30), which bought into the AVCA Ballot this week for the primary time, is tied with Louisville (23-3, 14-2, RPI 3) for first place. They’re two of 4 ACC groups that may get into the NCAA Event regardless with 4 others hoping for the most effective.
The definites are Pittsburgh (22-4, 13-2, RPI 4) and Georgia Tech (21-4, 12-3, RPI 13), with Pitt hoping for a top-4 seed and GT hoping for a high 16.
Then you may have — extremely lined up 44-47 within the RPI — Wake Forest (17-9, 8-7, RPI 44), NC State (20-7, 10-6, RPI 45), Miami (16-9, 9-6, RPI 46) and Duke (17-9, 8-7, RPI 47).
Among the many matches that may have impression on the scenario this week: Georgia Tech at Miami on Friday and the long-awaited Louisville-at-Pitt rematch (Louisville received in 4 at Louisville final month) on Saturday. Subsequent Wednesday, GT is at Louisville and Miami is at Pitt.
What a Wednesday forward on this convention, the place loads is on the road.
Texas (19-4, 14-1, RPI 6) has a three-game lead on BYU (22-5, 11-4, RPI 14) and Kansas (19-5, 10-4, RPI 19) within the loss column and they’re three of 5 groups which are certain to get in.
Additionally in are Houston (16-7, 9-5, RPI 27), and barring full collapses, Baylor (14-11, 8-7, RPI 32) and Iowa State (17-8, 8-6, RPI 33).
TCU (15-12, 8-8, RPI 43) is within the dialogue and Kansas State (14-10, 8-7, RPI 51) has nice wins however is a really lengthy shot.
Issues may get all shaken up this week, beginning Wednesday.
Iowa State, which was the one crew to beat the Longhorns final 12 months once they went on to win the nationwide championship, is at Texas.
Baylor goes to Kansas and TCU is at Houston.
Friday, Iowa State goes to Houston and Kansas is at BYU.
And there are nonetheless two enjoying dates after that, together with Houston at Baylor Wednesday.
Might the Massive Ten get simply 4 groups into the NCAA Event? It’s very potential if Minnesota doesn’t end sturdy. Additionally on the road for the B1G is top-four seeding. Nebraska is assured of being at dwelling the primary 4 rounds, however what occurs if Nebraska wins at Wisconsin subsequent week? Would the Badgers cling on as a top-four seed with three losses?
Nebraska (25-0, 16-9, RPI 1), the nation’s solely undefeated crew, has a two-game lead on Wisconsin (23-2, 14-2, RPI 5).
Penn State (17-8, 11-5, RPI 20), which misplaced to Nebraska in 5 after which final week beat Wisconsin, and Purdue (17-8, 11-5, RPI 15) are tied for third. Purdue, in fact, is in sturdy rivalry to get a top-16 seed.
Minnesota (13-11, 9-7, RPI 41) which has been dwelling on the sting, is coming off a five-set win over Indiana — profitable the second set 32-30 and rallying to win the fourth and fifth units — had misplaced three of its earlier 5. The excellent news for the Gophers is that they play three of the weaker B1G groups, Iowa, Ohio State and Illinois, earlier than ending the common season at dwelling in opposition to Nebraska.
There’s loads on the road Friday when Wisconsin goes to Purdue and all eyes will likely be on Madison the day after Thanksgiving when the Badgers play host to Nebraska.
Except for one main misstep by Stanford, the Pac-12 has been a roller-coaster trip.
Stanford (22-3, 15-1, RPI 2) had a few robust losses early and its stunning three-set loss at Arizona State, however the Cardinal has in any other case set the bar and is a possible top-four seed.
Oregon (22-5, 12-4, RPI 8) and Arizona State (24-4, 12-4, RPI 17) are tied for second, adopted by USC (17-9, 11-5, RPI 31) and Washington State (20-7, 10-6, RPI 12). UCLA (16-10, 8-8, RPI 42) is hoping for a robust end that may give the Pac-12 six groups in in its final 12 months of existence.
There are matches arising that would definitely shake issues up, together with Oregon at Arizona State and Stanford at UCLA on Friday. Sunday, Stanford is at USC and Tuesday USC is at Oregon.
The standings are a battle between Kentucky (15-7, 13-1, RPI 9), Tennessee (21-3, 12-2, RPI 7) and Arkansas (22-4, 12-2, RPI 10).
However Missouri (17-9, 9-6, RPI 29), Auburn (18-7, 8-6, RPI 26), Florida (16-7, 8-6, RPI 18) and Texas A&M (15-9. 7-7, RPI 28) are all within the high 29 within the RPI. Georgia (15-11, 6-8, RPI 50) most likely doesn’t have the energy of schedule in its remaining 4 matches get into the NCAA combine for a league that led the NCAA with seven groups within the 2022 backet and can doubtless have seven once more.
Among the many upcoming matches of notice: Friday, Florida is at Missouri, whereas on Saturday Missouri goes to Kentucky, Tennessee is at Texas A&M and Florida is at Arkansas. Subsequent Wednesday, Kentucky goes to Arkansas and the next Saturday Florida is at Kentucky.
The opposite leagues
We checked out all of the non-Energy 5 conferences Tuesday with a watch on who’s in, who is perhaps and hyperlinks to each convention event.